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Carlin’s Nicolai Kjaergaard fastest in Oulton Park BRDC British F3 test

by Josh Suttill
Nicolai Kjaergaard

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Carlin’s Nicolai Kjaergaard set the fastest time of the BRDC British F3 test ahead of this weekend’s season opener at Oulton Park.

Kjaergaard lapped the circuit in 1m30.774s in the second of four sessions.?Jordan Cane, who is standing in for the injured Alexandra Mohnhaupt at Douglas Motorsport this weekend, was second quickest for Douglas Motorsport, posting a lap time in the third session which was 0.254s adrift of Kjaergaard’s benchmark.

Spa test pace-setter Linus Lundqvist completed the top three for?Double R Racing.?Clement Novalak, who will race in five BRDC British F3 events this season, was fourth fastest for Carlin.

Karun Chandhok’s protege Kush Maini was fifth for Lanan Racing ahead of 2017 Ginetta Junior champion Tom Gamble and Billy Monger, who will make his return to competitive racing this weekend for the first time since April last year.

Race winner Krish Mahadik and Jamie Chadwick were eighth and ninth fastest for Double R Racing and Douglas Motorsport respectively.

Manuel Maldonado completed the top 10 for Fortec Motorsports, with Renault Sport Academy member Sun Yue Yang 11th in front of Maldonado’s team-mate?Tristan Charpentier.

BRDC British F3 Oulton Park test results?

Pos Name Team Time/Gap
1 Nicolai Kjaergaard Carlin 1m30.774s
2 Jordan Cane Douglas Motorsport +0.254s
3 Linus Lundqvist Double R Racing +0.555s
4 Clement Novalak Carlin +0.565s
5 Kush Maini Lanan Racing +0.726s
6 Tom Gamble ?Fortec Motorsports +0.792s
7 Billy Monger Carlin +0.818s
8 Krish Mahadik Double R Racing +0.871s
9 Jamie Chadwick Douglas Motorsport +0.919s
10 Manuel Maldonado Fortec Motorsports +0.975s
11 Sun Yue Yang Carlin +0.979s
12 Tristan Charpentier Fortec Motorsports +1.077s
13 Sasakorn Chaimongkol Hillspeed +1.362s
14 ?Joshua Mason Lanan Racing +1.503s
15 Arvin Esmaeili Douglas Motorsport +1.553s
16 Pavan Ravishankar Double R Racing +1.578s
17 Chia Wing Hoong Chris Dittmann Racing +1.755s
18 Ben Hurst Hillspeed +3.397s